BEST-COST is a research project aiming to improve methodologies for understanding the socioeconomic cost of environmental stressors, with a focus on air and noise pollution. It is conducted by a consortium of 17 partners from Europe and the USA to gather expertise on environmental burden of disease (BOD) assessment.
The results of BEST-COST will include:
- An improved BOD framework for estimating the health impact of environmental stressors;
- an improved methodology for the monetisation of BOD estimates of environmental stressors;
- a coherent methodological framework to assess social inequalities in the socio-economic cost of environmental stressors.
These results will help to harmonise socioeconomic assessments of environmental stressors across Europe and lead towards enhanced economic and health modelling in policy at the European, national and local level.
BEST-COST is funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA). EuroHealthNet will lead on Work Package 9 on communications, dissemination and exploitation activities.